Ghida Fakhry is a highly experienced broadcaster and moderator with a career spanning 25 years in international journalism. She is an accomplished and skillful moderator, bringing her deep knowledge of global affairs, sharp interviewing style, inquisitive mind and engaging presence to the stage, steering thought-provoking and impactful debates on global issues for some of the world’s leading organizations.
Ghida Fakhry is Host and Executive Producer of TRT World’s flagship programs from Washington DC: Inside America with Ghida Fakhry and Bigger than Five. She is also the Moderator of the Doha Debates.
Ghida was Lead Anchor for Al Jazeera English in the network’s Americas broadcast center, presenting nightly live newscasts and later hosting the award-winning program Witness. She is known for her bold, incisive and candid sit-down interviews with prominent political leaders and policy-makers.
Over the last two decades, she has reported from conflict zones, including Iraq and Afghanistan, and has covered the United Nations extensively, traveling on special assignments with its Secretary-General.
As a Contributor to the Huffington Post, she has written about US foreign policy and international affairs. Her op-eds have been published in the Financial Times and the International Herald Tribune.
A highly regarded moderator and master of ceremonies, Ghida Fakhry has facilitated panel discussions for the World Economic Forum, the UN, the World Bank, the Nobel Peace Center and other international organizations. She combines a rare ability to challenge policymakers and thought leaders, while putting them at ease, to facilitate honest, informative, dynamic and robust discussions on a wide range of global issues including geopolitics, peace and security, human rights, gender equality and climate change.
Ghida Fakhry holds two Masters’ degrees in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies, graduating with distinction from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
“Thank you for coming Ghida Fakhry. You did a wonderful job moderating our panels, combining challenging and curious questions with insights and dilemmas in an elegant way. Excellent!”
Kjersti Flogstad, Executive Director, Nobel Peace Center, Oslo
"There is not a more professional, more knowledgeable, more inquisitive moderator than Ghida Fakhry. As co-moderator of WORLD.MINDS, Ghida brings years of journalism and her incredible personality to the stage – to transform a series of high-level talks into one single lasting experience. Ghida is simply the best."
Rolf Dobelli, Founder, World Minds Foundation, Zurich
“Ghida Fakhry is undoubtedly one of the few sought after and leading media figures of the Arab world and beyond. Since her beginnings in journalism, she gave to the industry its titles of ethics, refinement and respect.”
Ricardo Karam, Founder and Chair of the Board, Takreem America
"Ghida Fakhry was asked to moderate a discussion on human rights a few years ago in Geneva and she was so impressive, my staff simply could hardly believe she was not a professional human rights lawyer! She's smart and engaging and, most importantly, pulls no punches when posing questions -- a brilliant moderator, journalist and analyst!"
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
"I have known Ghida for more than ten years, and I highly recommend her as a superb moderator and facilitator with a deep understanding of world affairs. I have found her to be a consistently consummate professional who brings insight, style, and charm to all her endeavors."
Keith Porter, President, Stanley Center for Peace and Security
"Ghida has been performing a first class job in moderating high level international panels with Heads of State and prominent world leaders on the occasion of the Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations ( UNAOC) during several years . Her knowledge of the international agenda, her involvement in content, her talent as a moderator were recognized and admired by all, and immensely contributed to the quality of the debates. In my capacity as UNAOC coordinator of the Forum, it has always been a delight collaborating with Ghida and I have been impressed by her creative mind, her top professional standards, and her personal commitment."
Jean Christophe Bas, Founder and CEO, Global Compass
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